The seasonal market will be taking a break for the winter. Stock up on squashes for winter eating, and other foods to put up. The farmers’ and prepared food vendors at this market will appreciate a strong last market, help make it happen. Bonus points to those who bring their Halloween best to the last… Read more »
Over ten years ago, with community involvement, our Farm Fresh Choice program was created to increase the consumption of fresh produce by low-income residents. It also addressed other needs articulated by community members: to provide safe and positive work experiences for “at-risk” youth. The program has thrived over the past decade, bringing youth through our… Read more »
Waste & Recycling News is marking 40 years of curbside recycling with an article that looks back at how modern recycling got its start, from recycling centers in high school parking lots to the first voluntary curbside collections. Among the first leaders were Berkeley citizens who organized to rescue reusable and recyclable materials from the… Read more »
Community-wide greenhouse gas emission measures from 2011 show that Berkeley’s emissions are down 8% since 2000, but to meet our city’s Climate Action Plan goal, we need to be 33% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. Staff from the City of Berkeley have been tracking greenhouse gas emissions from these areas:… Read more »
Berkeley has moved one step closer to our goal of Zero Waste by 2020! Berkeley residents can now recycle more plastic containers in their blue curbside carts. In addition to plastic bottles, the Ecology Center’s curbside recycling program will now collect clean food storage containers, dairy tubs (like yogurt), plastic cups, and trays.
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